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Do pre-existing adapted species count?

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira on Aug 30, 2012, 10:51 am

About 15% of our site consists of vegetaded area composed by an APP (permanent protected area). This is a pre-existing vegetated area composed by adapted/native species that the owner won't touch...

Last reply: Susann Geithner, Aug 30, 2012, 1:48 pm

age of vegetation in clalculations

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Adrienn Gelesz on Aug 28, 2012, 10:46 am

Hi everyone!
Our landscape architect made a point with one of his questions: is there any guidance for what age the vegetation properties have to be calculated? As the plants grow their...

Last reply: William Weaver, Aug 28, 2012, 7:54 pm

Temporary irrigation – periods of drought

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Lucie Cervena on Jun 26, 2012, 8:22 am

We would like to gain credit through option 2. Some parts of our landscape area are irrigated regularly by drip system connected to the rainwater cistern. Another part of the area is covered by...

Last reply: Susann Geithner, Jul 5, 2012, 11:39 am

Phreatic level non potable water source

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Aldo Pazo on Jul 3, 2012, 3:38 am

Hello.
Does anybody knows if phreatic level non potable water account properly as a source of non potable water? (to get the 100% non-potable water)
thank you very much!

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jul 4, 2012, 3:05 pm

Roof Garden over existing building

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Julie Blue on May 15, 2012, 8:10 am

WE have a roof garden that is irrigated over and existing building that is not part of the LEED certification. We are defining a LEED boundary for our 2009-NC project. This is an arena project...

Last reply: Julie Blue, May 31, 2012, 4:00 pm

Option 2

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Divjot Singh on May 19, 2012, 11:15 am

Option 2 states:
"Meet the requirements for Option 1.
AND
Path1 OR Path2"

Now I have a doubt. If I go for either of Path 1 or Path 2, I am using zero potable water for...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, May 20, 2012, 8:54 pm

Football field is a countable area?

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira on May 11, 2012, 11:57 am

I dont know if anybody had asked this before, but does the football field counts in the sum of the total landscape area of a football arena?
We are working on a project that all the...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, May 11, 2012, 12:31 pm

Indoor Landscaping

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Sunil Kumar Anantharaman on Feb 25, 2012, 1:41 am

I am not sure if anyone had raised this question previously but sorry if they have, We have indoor landscapes, which are not potted plants in our project.We have gone for Plantations and Green...

Last reply: Susann Geithner, Mar 15, 2012, 9:48 am

Clarification- 5% of Site Area as Landscape.

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Balaji kasiviswanathan on Aug 31, 2009, 9:18 am

In LEEDv3.0 Reference Guide pg.182-183, it says:

"For buildings without vegetation on the grounds, teams can earn points by reducing the use of potable water for watering any roof and...

Last reply: Susann Geithner, Mar 14, 2012, 2:27 pm

Open-grid paving

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Paula Rantanen on Mar 13, 2012, 9:17 am

Does anyone know if open-grid paving is qualified as vegetated area?

Last reply: Susann Geithner, Mar 14, 2012, 11:58 am